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Project #2 - Custom quilting using line pattern. 2021.
1. Making the quilt.
If you wish to make this project, here are the directions. It is a small 40" by 40" finished quilt. The quilting will show really well on plain fabric, but of course, you can use whatever fabric you please. I just used some from my stash. (The two dots at the top are just pin heads.)
Cutting and construction.
The picture shows where the pieces are located.
You will start in the middle with piece A and work your way out to the edges.
A – cut one 9” square.
B – cut one 10 ¼” square.
Cut that square in half diagonally in both directions - from the upper left corner to the lower right corner, and from the upper right corner to the lower left corner – making four triangles.
Sew the long edges of those four triangles to the sides of square A.
Trim this square in square piece to 12 ½”.
C – cut one 13 ¾” square.
Cut this square in half diagonally in both directions, making four triangles.
Sew the long sides of the four triangles to the 12 ½” square in square piece you made in the previous step. (Refer to picture for placement)
Trim to 17 ½”.
Sashing - cut two strips of fabric 1 7/8” by 171/2”. Sew them to two opposite sides of the 17 ½” square.
Cut two strips of fabric 1 7/8” by 21 ¼”.
Sew them to the remaining two sides.
D – cut four 7 7/8” squares.
Cut each one in half diagonally.
E - cut four 7 ½” squares.
Sew two D triangles to each E square. (Refer to picture for placement.)
The piece should now measure 28 ½” by 28 ½”.
Inner border – cut sixty 2 ½” squares.
Sew 14 squares together for each of two borders.
Sew these to opposite sides of the 28 ½” quilt.
Sew 16 squares together for each of the remaining borders.
Sew these to the remaining sides of the quilt.
Measure your quilt at this point. If your quilt does not measure 32 ½” by 32 ½”, cut the length of your outer border pieces in the next step to match your quilt.
Outer Border – cut two strips of fabric 4 ½” by 32 ½”.
Sew them to two opposite sides of the quilt.
Cut two strips of fabric 4 ½” by 40 ½”.
Sew these to the remaining two sides of the quilt.
2. Loading the Patterns.
This is a screenshot of the finished project.
3.The quilting begins.
The video goes on to explain once again how to set the border pattern in place with a description of placing the corner lollipop.
Simple Custom Quilting. iQ Project #1. 2017
This is a complete project that includes both piecing and quilting.
If you'd prefer to watch it on youtube, here's the link https://youtu.be/YGmkELjqDjA
A new user reminded me that new IQ's have some included patterns saved in the catalogs in a different orientation to mine. Arc-2 is an example of that. I have it saved as a horizontal pattern so when I selected it to make lob cont. it came into my block horizontally. In most iQs, arc-2 is at an angle in the catalog so that's how it will be placed in the block. If that happens to you, touch the start point of arc-2 and move it until it snaps to the start/end of lob. Select stretch and select the start point as the anchor.Then touch the end point of arc-2. Zoom in, then move the end point so it snaps to the right hand end of lob.
Hope that helps.
Want to watch the video on Youtube? This is the link.
Now here's the video.
Stretch can alter the scale of the pattern but when you use it to make minor adjustments such as this, the difference in scale is very small and not noticeable.
If you prefer to watch it on youtube, this is the link.